A water heater is one of those appliances we take for granted. We just always assume it is going to work until it stops, and then we realize how we cannot live without it. This Richmond Hill Plumber knows that if you can recognize the fact that it is nearing the end of its life before it goes, you can avoid the inconvenience of going without hot water while you are waiting for a replacement. Here are five signs your water heater is ready to retire.
- Your hot shower does not feel as hot as it did at one time. If you have not adjusted the temperature on the hot water tank, and you are still only getting warm water, the heating element may be starting to fail. These can be replaced, but often it is just the start of problems with a water heater.
- Rust in your water. If you normally have clear water and are noticing a rust-colored tinge, or that your white laundry is coming out with some yellowish stains, it could be from the water heater starting to rust.
- Uncharacteristic noises are coming from your water heater. Any atypical rumbling or banging from the unit could mean a there is a problem.
- Leaking from the water heater. If you notice a puddle under your heater, it is nearing the end of its life span. Even a small drip can quickly escalate, so it is a good idea to arrange for a replacement.
- You have had the water heater for over a decade. Typically, a traditional water heater lasts 10 to 15 years, so if you have had it longer than that, it might be time to think about a new one.
If you are in the Brooklyn area and need a new water heater, Kew Forest Plumbing can take care of it for you. We can help you decide if you should stay with a traditional heater, or upgrade to an energy-efficient tankless water heater, and install it for you in a timely manner. You can rest assured you are getting quality work from a licensed, bonded, and insured company with over 80 years of experience. For more information, contact Kew Forest Plumbing & Heating.